Friday, September 16, 2011


Changes, milestones, accomplishments, smiles, and laughter.  These words describe what has been happening in our house the last few weeks.  Each week I notice something new in Dylan, either it be in his trunk stability or overall strength to finger feeding and standing independently (well almost).  He is "talking" so much and I believe at meal time he is actually trying to say "more" when he wants a drink or another bite (hopefully I will be able to catch this on video).  His receptive language is expanding and he is doing fantastic with his flash cards. 

He loves to play with Luke and I just love to watch their interaction.

Luke is now 10 months old and coming in at 23lbs6oz and 28" long!  He is doing something new everyday and is babbling up a storm.

Hailey started Kindergarten last week and is growing up so fast, I still can't believe it.  She is adjusting well to going to school five days a week but reminds me that it's a long day and that she doesn't get to play as much as she did in pre-school. 

Friday, September 2, 2011


Dylan amazed me at lunch time today.  He actually tried feeding himself!!!  We are so excited.  This is HUGE for Dylan.  Until yesterday afternoon, Dylan refused to try to feed himself.  He would hold his hands out to the side and lean forward opening his mouth as if to say "feed me."  Recently in the last month or so he would reach out and grab my hand when he was ready for the next bite but whenever I would try to put the food in his hand he would pull away.  On Wednesday my mom was watching the kids when Mitch and I were at work and she began to brainstorm as to how can we best get through to Dylan with regards to finger feeding.  She knows that Dylan has always responded well to sounds, music and noises like clapping, or banging.  So she thought what about a clicker?  So that each time he brings food to his mouth he gets the reward of hearing the much liked clicking sound.  She began working with him yesterday at snack time and he was doing well.  He was letting her put the food in his hand and she would help him bring the food to his mouth.  Today he did even better.  I am still in shock!  He actually tried feeding himself on his own!  He has never done this before, well, I will let the video speak for itself.

Please ignore my appearance as I had just finished working out.